Dear Juno is the story of a young boy who creates his own way to communicate with his South Korean grandmother who lives faraway in Seoul. This realistic fiction selection, written by Soyung Pak, tells how people from different countries, speaking different languages can communicate with each other. The paired nonfiction selection Saying It Without Words has a similar theme.
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games ranging in difficulty, beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the List of Terms link found at the top of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains enrichment activities and information that correlate to this week's stories and skills, and are for your use at home. Our spelling list words contain the long o sound spelled with o, oa, and ow, so you'll find links to spelling games that stress long o. This week's grammar skill is subject-verb agreement, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.